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6 July, 2016
About 2.2 million households indicated that they had skipped a meal - with the Eastern Cape as the largest province with the number of people who had skipped a meal. Nationally one-fifth of households reported to have run out of money to buy food in the twelve months before the survey.
6 July, 2016
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has described the march to the house of the Minister of Education in the Western Cape, Debbie Schäfer, by a group of Equal Education protestors as a dangerous move. DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, took to Twitter to condemn the protest outside Schäfer’s house.
6 July, 2016
People attending gender advocacy sessions in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, have described rudeness and verbal abuse by nurses when they visit local clinics as acts that humiliate them.
30 June, 2016
The United Nations Refugee Agency says a stateless child is born every 10 minutes around the world.   The agency says there are about 10 million stateless people in the world and that 30 percent of them are children.  
30 June, 2016
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), which started as a reaction to urban tolling but has now expanded its scope, launched a petition related to the controversial upgrades made to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home.  
29 June, 2016
Ilala Municipal Council in Dar es Salaam has praised the involvement of civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations in improving the education of children in the district's poverty-stricken households.
29 June, 2016
South Africa is widely-known for its red-tape, especially with its general treatment of African migrants trying to formalise their stay.
29 June, 2016
Stakeholders in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) have commended Water for People for holding a stakeholder review forum which creates deeper insight into nonprofit activity, fund distribution and impact.
29 June, 2016
Mandeep Tiwana, head of policy and analysis at CIVICUS, an international organisation representing civil society organisations, points out that, "Civil society freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly have been under serious attack in 109 countries around the world in 2015 alone.
29 June, 2016
An estimated 41 million people in the rural population of countries falling under the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are food insecure following the El Nino-induced drought.
29 June, 2016
Subject to regulatory approvals‚ South African communications network operator Neotel could be bought for R6.55-billion.
29 June, 2016
Former Dean of Law Faculty and former Director of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, Professor Christof Heyns, has been elected as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
29 June, 2016
Young people in Taung, North West, are demoralised by high unemployment numbers, among other issues.
29 June, 2016
The decision by the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) chief operations officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, to ban coverage of violent protests and the suspensions of three senior news employees has led to an increasing sense of mutiny from staff and management.
29 June, 2016
The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) has criticised the numerous postponements of a case related to the murder of a Khayelitsha young woman. The coalition's spokesperson, Chumile Sali, says the delays are demoralising for the family and victims of gender-gender violence.

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